Re: Feature proposal (scheduling related)

From: David M. Wilson (
Date: Wed Jul 23 2003 - 06:24:37 EST

On Wed, Jul 23, 2003 at 01:57:41PM +0300, wrote:

> 1)I 'm connected to the internet via dial-up, therefore I only have 40
> kbits of bandwidth available. What I want to do is listen to icecast radio
> via xmms (at 22 kbits), download the kernel sources with wget, and browse
> the web at the same time. Currently I think that this is *impossible*
> (correct me if I'm wrong) as the radio will be full of pauses and the
> browsing experience painfully slow. What I would like to be able to do
> (let's suppose nice has the --net option to set net I/O priority):
> $ nice --net -1 xmms
> $ nice --net 1 wget ftp://.../KernelSources.tar.bz2
> $ mozilla

I think what you need to look at is network-level QoS, this is far too
intrusive for what you are trying to do. Try

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